AS SUMMER passed us by this year The Mail is looking back at some of the memories we have at the Furness coast lines.

In 1992, was a summer of memories and an enjoyable last bank holiday that year.

The Mail archive pictures feature fun on the beach at Earnsey Bay, steam railway rides at Haverthwaite and water transport at Windermere.

In 1992 Barrow’s biggest employer was called VSEL and it still came to a near standstill for the traditional fortnight shipyard and engineering works holiday.

The Mail on August 24 in 1992 noted: “Summer time and the living is easy in fun-loving Furness.

“VSEL workers enjoy their two-week annual break and sun-seekers of all ages grab their towels and dash down to the beach at the first sign of a gap in the clouds.

“Who needs St Tropez when you have Morecambe Bay?

“Not the TS Sovereign Sea Cadets, taking to the seas off Walney in their rubber dinghy.

“Many chose to let the train take the strain at Haverthwaite.”

The 1992 summer Olympics at Barcelona, Spain, had ended on August 9.

Lindford Christie won the 100m for Great Britain in 9.96sec and Sally Gunnell took gold in the 400m in 53.23sec.

August 1992 film releases included Clint Eastwood in the Western Unforgiven and Bridget Fonda in the thriller Single White Female.

The 11,100ft Mount Spurr volcano in Alaska erupted on June 27 and again on August 19, after being dormant for 39 years.

It may have had a big influence on Britain’s August weather, which was generally cool and damp.

The beaches were populated with families, pets, children and the Sea Cadets.

The steam railway rides were a big attraction for many visitors whose children could not wait to ride on it.

Some went more than once because one simply wasn’t enough.

With several memorable film releases, another incredible Olympic games, as well as a fun and the exciting summer months, this year will remain in the hearts of everyone who enjoyed it.